Okay. I have a Volvo 944t at the moment, and it has served me great. I love the car, but I want to move on to something else. Right now, I am looking at a early 90's Fox Body 5.0 Mustang. The car I test drove was great, but it sold a few days later. I found someone who is a Volvo enthusiast about 40mins away from me who I know through a mutual friend. I told him about the car and how I wanted to move on to something else, he said he was very interested. Now, I wouldn't mind driving another Volvo, because I love them. The only thing is, I will not find a RWD Volvo with good HP. My current 940 is RWD and 162/195. That's decent and gets me through my day with no problem, but I want more. I would modify the 940, but the costs for the power gained isn't so nice. I am not oppposed to FWD, but I am just used to RWD handling characteristics. Now, with the sale of my Volvo and money I have around, I would get about $7500. I am working, soon I hope, for 6.20/hr. I could also take out a loan. But, I need suggestions to cars with decent power, at least more than my current car, and that can be found with manual transmissions for under 10k. Thanks. I am not deadset on these restrictions. If you can think of a car I would like, then please post it. All I really ask is that they show good mechanical qualities over lifetime.